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FCC Volleyball Players Moving On
Posted Date: 5/12/2017 4:45 PM
Fresno City College volleyball players Jenna Goldsberry, Sydney Molander and Kylei O’Keefe played key roles in leading the Rams to a historic season. A season in which the Rams compiled a 30-1 overall record, repeating as Central Valley Conference champions and clinching the programs first California Community College Athletic Association State title.

Now the three sophomores will look to make a bigger impact at the next level.

Molander signed her letter of intent to play for William Jessup University on Wednesday in the FCC gymnasium joining Goldsberry (Cal Poly Pomona) and O’Keefe (Fresno Pacific University) who signed their letters of intent in April.

Molander, who prepped at Clovis High, was a right side hitter for the Rams. Molander was third on the team in hitting percentage with a .296 average and in kills with 208. She also recorded 68 blocks.

“Sydney is a dynamic blocker. Her presence at the net, both blocking and attacking helped elevate our team with one of the top right side attacks in the state,” stated Kieran Roblee, FCC women’s volleyball coach. “She hits the line shot extremely well and it created a lot of problems for our opponents this season. I can see that translating to her play at William Jessup.”

O’Keefe, a Clovis North product, was a standout middle blocker earning all-state recognition. She was among the state leaders in hitting percentage .385 and finished the year with 80 blocks.

“Kylei, is one of the quickest middles in the state,” Roblee stated. “She has the ability to make herself available to be in the offense throughout the entire rally regardless of situation on the court. It takes a player with a great deal of stamina to handle the position of middle blocker and Kylie has that. She was an impact player for us during conference and through our playoff and state run.”

Goldsberry, a Clovis West graduate, was an outside hitter for the Rams and was named the CCCAA State Tournament Most Valuable Player. She was also chosen as the Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. Goldsberry led the team in kills with 291 and was second in digs with 319.

“Jenna has amazing court awareness, which makes her an effective hitter,” Roblee stated. “She gave our opponents fits this season with her ability to hit a variety of shots. She made a great deal of growth in her skills sets and I believe she will excel in her next transition to the NCAA Division II level.”